“Shame” and “12 Years a Slave” filmmaker Steve McQueen takes a staple of 1980s British TV, the Lynda La Plante mini-series “Widows,” and reinvents it for the modern age – shifting the heist thriller to contemporary Chicago amidst a time of turmoil.
When an armed robbery goes wrong, the four men involved are killed. The widows they left behind, four women with nothing in common except the debt left behind by their spouses take fate into their own hands and set out to finish the job their husband’s started.
“Gone Girl” writer Gillian Flynn co-wrote the script and the cast includes a murderer’s row of talent including Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Andre Holland, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Robert Duvall, Garret Dillahunt, Jacki Weaver, Lukas Haas and Carrie Coon.
“Widows” opens November 16th.